Introduction to Clinical Research Informatics

  • Rachel L. RichessonEmail author
  • James E. Andrews
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


This chapter provides essential definitions and overviews important ­constructs and methods within the emerging subdomain of clinical research ­informatics. The chapter also highlights theoretical and practical contributions from other disciplines. This chapter sets the tone and scope for the text, highlights ­important themes, and describes the content and organization of chapters.


Clinical research informatics definition CRI Theorem of ­informatics American Medical Informatics Association Biomedical informatics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of InformaticsDuke University School of NursingDurhamUSA
  2. 2.School of Information, College of Arts and SciencesUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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